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Poster: guyzilla Date: Apr 9, 2011 12:58pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Island Of Lost Souls (1933)

Good old Macrovision. Unfortunately that is the problem. My tape was made by Universal, and they've been using Macrovision since VHS came out. I've run into it often ever since I started making tape to tape copies back in the mid 80s and it made the picture scrambled on the copies. It's one of the oldest copy protection devices around and Universal still uses it on their dvds. The two tapes you mention that you said you couldn't remove the pulse, they weren't Disney films, were they? Disney seems to use a different protection feature that seems to be more potent than Macrovision. This device seem like a worth while investment though. Is it only available online or would I be able to find it at a store?

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Poster: Noah 8-? Date: Apr 12, 2011 3:43am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Island Of Lost Souls (1933)

As it happend ... I have an OLDER VHS/VCR machine that wasn't so blessed as to recognize any of that interference....So I gleefully back up the works onto DVD at will. Some of the OLDER VHS/VCR machines may actually have some redeeming qualities after all.....

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Apr 12, 2011 8:10pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Island Of Lost Souls (1933)

I've lucked out by being lucky enough to own a couple of those machines over the years, but alas, nothing lasts forever. They died and I couldn't fix them.